Sturgeon Spawning Slows
SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) - Cold weather has put a brief damper on sturgeon spawning around Shawano. However, state wildlife officials say the prehistoric fish might get frisky again as the weather warms this week.
Water temperatures at the Shawano dam were in the mid-40s Friday. Sturgeon prefer to spawn when water temperatures are in the mid-50s.
Every year, the giant fish make their annual journey through the Lake Winnebago system and up the Wolf River to spawn. They generally start around April 25th, but this year's warmth prompted them to start last week.